Zachary Lazar

Zachary Lazar is the author of six books, including the novel Sway, the memoir Evening's Empire: The Story of My Father's Murder, and the novel I Pity the Poor Immigrant, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014.  His novel, Vengeance, was the 2019 selection for One Book One New Orleans. His 2022 novel The Apartment on Calle Uruguay, was long listed for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "a writer in mid-career whose work has demonstrated consistent excellence." Lazar has served on the advisory board of the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship and the selection committee for the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, BOMB, and other publications, and is on the creative writing faculty at Tulane University.